ColourScape Music Festival
All Weekend 1pm-5pm
Put on your coloured cape and venture inside the labyrinth of colour! With tunnels of colour and music to accompany you throughout the venue, ColourScape celebrates its 26th birthday at Clapham Common. This weekend will see a variety of ‘unusual’ musical performances, but what you do not want to miss is the accordionist, the dancers and the 40-voice choir that will transform the colourful tunnels into a world of imagination on Sunday.
Regent’s Park Harvest Festival
Head down to Regent’s Park Allotment Garden for the annual Harvest Festival. Whether you are hungry for freshly cooked pizza and a homemade squash drink or want to go on a garden hunt with the kids, this festival will give you a relaxing day in the gardens. Entry is free, with an array of goodies for everyone to enjoy for a small donation. Don’t forget to look out for the ladybirds!
Pan Returns to Leicester Square
To get to Neverland, take the second star to the right and straight on till morning, or just head down to Leicester Square! In celebration of the new film Pan, (premiering on Sunday) Leicester Square Garden will be transformed for one magical day. Let your little pirates and fairies get creative with drumming lessons, face painting, headdress making and much more — and all for free!
Greenwich Comedy Festival
Saturday and Sunday 1pm-10.30pm
This year’s Greenwich Comedy Festival returns for more jokes and jollities at the beautiful National Maritime Museum. Along with live music and free Magners sampling, head down for some stand-up from top-class acts such as Stephen K Amos, Ed Byrne and David O’Doherty. Whatever the weather, you’ll be sure of a laugh.
Tequila & Mezcal Festival
All Weekend 12pm-9pm
Back for its second event, the Tequila & Mezcal Festival returns to London at a new location! Welcoming both lovers and the curious minded to help celebrate Mexico’s most popular and ancestral spirits, this is the event not to miss — bring all your friends for a fiesta to remember… or not!
All Weekend 12pm-9pm
Those lucky enough to get a ticket to this year’s sold-out Meatopia will be able to enjoy the glorious meat, drinks, fire and music! Yes! This is the event for meat lovers all over London. With chefs, butchers, artisans, and more, you will learn many new skills whilst enjoying the weekend with friends and, of course, eating lots of meat!
Great Gorilla Run
This Saturday, you may see some gorilla’s running amuck around the city, but do not fear. They are people dressed up, taking part in this year’s 12th annual Great Gorilla Run. Whether running, jogging or walking, all money raised for this event go towards gorilla conservation and poverty reduction projects in Central Africa. Although registration is £58, you receive your very own gorilla suit, which, let’s admit it, can be your Halloween costume!
Art Deco Fair
Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
Take a step back in time this weekend and indulge yourself in all things vintage. Whether you want to add a throwback to your home or your wardrobe, there is a selection of beautiful pieces that will leave you spoilt for choice. The setting of Eltham Palace could not be more appropriate for this nostalgic event, as it is itself a British Art Deco masterpiece. Isn’t that just darling!
Bermondsey Street Festival
Bermondsey is the home to The Culture Trip London and Global Offices, and also welcomes the ever-creative Bermondsey Street in the centre of London. Spend the afternoon adoring the ever-talented local people and businesses, from designers to artisan food specialists to local bands. The Bermondsey Street Festival will also host a petting zoo for all ages, screenings of short films, and many more things to see and do! You may even see the team there!
The Creative Unconscious
Feeling intellectual this weekend? The Creative Unconscious could be just the thing for you. This all-day event themed around the creative unconscious will feature performances and discussions from leading experts. And where better to explore the mysterious workings of the human unconscious than in the Freud Museum, the home of the father of psychoanalysis? It’s mind-boggling stuff!
By Claire Burling & Ellie Griffiths